Rangers striker left frustrated despite scoring twice

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Two Nicky Clark goals weren't enough for Rangers to see off Alloa in the Scottish Championship

Stuart McCall will have compiled a long list of issues that needed addressing when he started as Rangers manager last week, and a lack of goals from his strikers would have been near the top.

Nicky Clark netted twice as Rangers came from behind to take a 2-1 lead, only to throw it away eight minutes from time as they limped towards another disappointing draw.

Despite the striker getting back among the goals the overall team performance wasn’t there to match, and Clark was left disappointed as he explained to the Rangers club website, stressing what almost seems to be the party line of the Light Blues players at the moment.

"It's very frustrating for us,” he said.

“We want to win every game and I thought that tonight the performance was better than it has been recently. It would have been good to get the three points but unfortunately it wasn't to be, so we just need to make sure that we get them on Sunday.

"It's not the result that we wanted - I'm happy to get the two goals but I would have preferred to get the three points.

"As a striker you always really want to score goals and I feel as if I haven't got enough recently - but to get two tonight is great and I'll try to take that into Sunday."

Frustratingly for Rangers fans, Clark’s first foray into goals this calendar year is just one of the wider issues the team currently face, as they conceded twice against a team who have only won once in 14 games and who failed to score in four of their last six matches leading up to Tuesday night's game.

The change in manager has not had the instant impact that many Gers fans would have hoped for, and with Sunday’s massive encounter with Hibernian fast approaching, McCall will have to do his best to pick the team up and implement a major mentality shift, or face another thumping at the hands of their Edinburgh rivals.

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